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Petition seeks to restrain Punjab NAB DG from working

LAHORE – A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday seeking to restrain National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Punjab DG Rana Zahid Mahmood from working, as a petition against his appointment is already pending in court. Shah Faisal Qureshi clubbed the petition with his earlier petition against the appointment of the NAB Punjab DG. The petitioner submitted that Zahid was committing illegalities during pendency of the case against his appointment. Qureshi said that as he was an affectee of the wrongdoings of the DG and after challenging his appointment, he feared that Zahid might influence the inquiry against him in NAB.
Qureshi filed the petition through his counsel Azhar Siddique submitting that Zahid, a former LHC judge, was appointed on contract as acting NAB Punjab DG by violating the rules after the SC removed him from the judiciary on a petition filed by the Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA). The petitioner said that the SC had declared the contract appointment a violation of its judgement. Qureshi submitted that Zahid was a close relative of Kanal Motors case accused Rana Qaiser Nazir which was being investigated by NAB.
He said that Zahid, using his influence had Investigation Officer (IO) Rana Waqas Mehmood removed. The petitioner said that the matter was reported to the NAB chairman and Punjab Police inspector general (IG) through various applications but no action was taken in this regard. Qureshi requested the court to declare Zahid’s appointment illegal and transfer the case’s investigation to Waqas.

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